Accession Number : ADD010945

Title :   Laser Hardened Missile Casing Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rolinski,E J ; Patterson,D M

Report Date : 14 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A laser hardened casing structure for a missile or the like is described which comprises, in a preferred embodiment, a pair of thermally protective layers with a laser hardened barrier layer sandwiched there between and comprising a heavy metal bearing resin impregnated carbon fabric, all of said layers being adhesively joined and secured to the outer surface of the casing structure to be protected.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Guided missiles, *Radiation hardening, *Composite materials, *Sandwich construction, Protective coverings, Laser hazards, Heavy metals, Carbon fibers, Powder metals, Adhesive bonding, Tungsten, Laser beams, Barriers, Layers, Laser damage, Ablative materials, Thermal insulation

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE